It’s quite convenient knowing how to make your favorite drink at home; it’s also cheaper and often tastes just as good (if not better). My take on this White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino recipe is perfect for those of you who love having one at Starbucks. Even if you’re not a fan of this large coffee chain, you will love the taste of the homemade coffee frappe that I’m about to teach you how to make.
The cool White Chocolate Frappuccino that you see on the photo above doesn’t only look good. It’s also sweet and creamy, and greatly satisfying. Before we continue with the how-to guide, let’s talk calories.
A serving of the DIY Mocha Frappuccino contains close to 330 kcal. If you add whipped cream and white chocolate drizzle on top its calorie count will go up to 400 kcal. Nevertheless, you can make recipe adjustments that will lower this number (I will touch on them later).
Now that we’ve cleared this out, let’s dive in!
Check out the following White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino ingredients that you’re going to need:
- Ice Cubes. No matter what Frappuccino you make, you’re going to need ice.
Take your serving glass and fill it to the top with ice cubes. This way you’re making sure that you’ll get the signature slurry texture.
- Instant coffee – 2 teaspoons.
Of course, you can use an espresso shot, coffee brewed in a Moka pot, or cold brew concentrate.
Nevertheless, this type of blended beverage at Starbucks is made with a certain number of Frappuccino Roast pumps. Frap Roast, in its essence, is an instant coffee powder, dissolved in room temperature water. Therefore, if you want to replicate the taste of the original, use instant coffee.
- Half & half: 3 fl. oz. or 90 ml.
You might want to replace this ingredient with heavy cream to take your homemade Frappuccino’s creaminess to the next level.
On the other hand, you can substitute it with whole milk or nonfat milk, to lower the calorie content.
For example, if you use whole milk, a serving of a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino will contain 230 instead of 330 calories (if you have it without toppings). Nevertheless, it will be a bit more watery.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – 1 tablespoon.
I add it for extra sweetness and it compliments all the other ingredients excellently.
With that being said, you can skip it and your drink’s calorie count will go down to around 280 kcal.
- White Chocolate Mocha Sauce – 2 tablespoons.
I’ve been using Monin’s white chocolate gourmet sauce for quite a while and I’m happy with its taste (you can click the link to see it listed on Amazon). They use the same sauce in a local cafè for their white mochas.
A friend of mine who’s a barista told me that Torani’s white sauce is also pretty good and she even likes it better than Monin’s.
If you don’t want to use a sauce you can make your Frappuccino with melted white chocolate. You’re going to need around 2 oz. or 60 grams. Nevertheless, since you’re also adding ice to the blender, the melted chocolate tends to harden because of the lower temperature. So its flavor wouldn’t be evenly distributed throughout the blended beverage and you’ll have tiny chocolate pieces in your drink. You might be able to avoid this by mixing up the half-and-half with the melted chocolate and warming them up together before adding to the blender.
- Toppings: Whipped cream and shredded white chocolate (optional). You might as well add white chocolate drizzle on top of the whipped cream for a bit of extra flavor.
Now that we’ve already discussed the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe directions.
How to make a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino – Recipe Instructions
To make a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino, do the following:
- Pour all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the drink in a glass and enjoy!
On the following photo you can see the homemade White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino served in a glass and sprinkled with shredded white chocolate:
As I mentioned it can also be topped off with whipped cream, white chocolate drizzle, and shredded white chocolate, as seen on the following photo:
For the making of this white chocolate coffee frappe, you need to have a blender. I use a NutriBullet and I’m quite happy with its performance. It’s perfect for such iced blended beverages, as it’s capable of producing a smooth slurry (unlike other blenders that I’ve tried). You can check out its price on Amazon by clicking here.
With that being said, the Frappuccino that you’ll get to have by following this recipe is extremely tasty and satisfying.
Over to you
I hope you liked my how-to guide on making a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino.
I made sure to include the most important recipe recommendations that will help you understand the basics.
Making such blended frappes is, in fact, quite easy, so I dare you to try preparing one at home. It might contain too many calories, but we don’t treat ourselves with such beverages on a daily basis. So we might as well enjoy them to the fullest.
Drop me a comment below if you have any questions, or you have something to share.